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Recalls this week: televisions, bar stools

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From page C6 | August 10, 2014 |

Nearly 250,000 televisions with a potentially faulty stand assembly are among this week’s recalled products. Others include potentially defective dive watches and bar stools.

Here’s a more detailed look:

TELEVISIONS

DETAILS: Vizio E-series 39- and 42-inch Full-Array LED flat panel televisions. The flat panel televisions are black with “VIZIO” printed in the lower right corner of the television front and the VIZIO logo in the center of the back. They were sold at Best Buy, Meijer, Target, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide , online at Amazon.com, Costco.com, Meijer.com, Sams.com and other internet retailers from December 2013 through June. Details on the model and serial numbers included in the recall can be found athttp://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/VIZIO-Recalls-to-Repair-39-and-42-Inch-E-Series-Flat-Panel-Televisions/

WHY: The stand assembly can fail and cause the television to tip over unexpectedly, posing a risk of impact injury to the consumer.

INCIDENTS: 51 reports of the recalled televisions tipping over. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 245,000.

FOR MORE: Call Vizio at 855-472-7450 or visit www.vizio.com and click on “Safety Notice” for more information.

DIVE COMPUTERS

DETAILS: Scubapro Aladin2 dive computers, commonly referred to as Aladin Square dive computers. SCUBAPRO is stamped on the top of the face frame and Aladin2 is printed in white on the bottom of the face frame. The serial number is stamped in white on the back of the unit and ends with 003. They were sold at authorized Scubapro dealers nationwide from March through June.

WHY: The dive computer can leak and stop working, posing a risk of injury due to decompression sickness.

INCIDENTS: Four reports that the dive computers leaked and stopped working. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 350 in the U.S. and about 40 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Johnson Outdoors Diving at 877-467-6675 or visit www.scubapro.com and click on “Aladin Square Recall” for more information.

BAR STOOLS

DETAILS: Spencer bar stools with a dark brown walnut finish wood with a brown leather padded back and swivel seat cushion. They were sold at Costco regionally in Dallas and San Francisco from May through June. The stools have four legs with a footrest connecting each leg and measure 21 inches wide, 48 inches high and 23 inches deep. This recall includes stools with Samson item number M3216604 and Customer item number 845275 found on the bottom of the seat cushion.

WHY: The footrest can crack, compromising the strength of the bar stool, raising the risk of a fall.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 800.

FOR MORE: Call Samson International at 800-488-3001, send email to [email protected], or visit www.samsoninternational.com and click on the “Alert: Product Recall” tab located on the upper right corner of the home page.

CHILDREN’S SWEATERS

DETAILS: Fisherman’s and Open Stitch Children’s Sweaters sold at L.L. Bean stores nationwide, L.L. Bean’s catalog and online at www.llbean.com from July 2013 to June. The Fisherman cardigan sweaters are a cable-knit weave with five or six buttons down the front, sold in solid colors: pink, ivory, green, natural, navy, teal and red. The Fisherman sweaters have product numbers printed on the inside back of the neck tag: 283148 (toddlers), 283149 (infants), 284855 (little girls) or 289727 (little girls). The Open Stitch cardigan sweater has one button at the top of the neckline with a crocheted knit pattern sold in blue, light pink, white and yellow with product number 286158 on the back neck tag.

WHY: A spare button attached to the label could pose a choking hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 5,300.

FOR MORE: Call L.L. Bean at 800-555-9717 or visit www.llbean.com and click on the “Recall & Safety Info” tab under the “About L.L. Bean” heading on the bottom of the page for more information.

NIGHT STANDS

DETAILS: Lea Industries lighted night stands sold in three different styles and finishes. Recalled models include: 244-421 Willow Run in a toffee finish, 245-421 Willow Run in a white finish, and 237-420 Americana in a medium oak finish. “Lea” and the model number are printed on a label on the back of the night stands. There are two touch buttons on either side of the side panels which operate the nightstand’s lamp. They were sold at Furnitureland South and other major furniture stores nationwide and online at Hayneedle.com and others from March 2013 through April.

WHY: The light fixture under the night stand can overheat and scorch carpet, posing a burn hazard.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of the lighting fixtures underneath the night stands overheating and scorching carpets. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 500 in the U.S. and 20 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Lea Industries at 888-770-7116 or visit www.leafurniture.com and click on “Safety” for more information.

 

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